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    Epson Stylus Pro 7880/9880 ® USER’S GUIDE...

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    Legal Notices Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to...

  • Page 3: Fcc Compliance Statement

    FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    1 Setting Up the Printer Unpacking and Assembling the Epson Stylus Pro 7880 ....19 Unpacking and Assembling the Epson Stylus Pro 9880 ....29 Connecting the Power Cord .

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    Selecting Media for Your Printer ....... 45 Available Epson Special Media ......46 Guidelines for Using Epson Media .

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    3 Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh Sizing Images for Borderless Printing on Roll Paper....78 Choosing Page Setup Options ....... . . 79 Choosing Basic Print Options .

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    5 Managing Color With Profiles Macintosh Printing With a Color Profile ......123 Setting Up Photoshop and Assigning a Profile....123 Selecting Print Settings and Printing .

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    7 Solving Problems Diagnosing Problems ........163 Checking Error Messages and Lights .

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    C Control Panel Summary Control Panel Buttons and Lights ......201 Buttons ..........201 Lights .

  • Page 11: Warnings, Cautions, Notes, And Tips

    This User’s Guide provides important information on setting up and using Introduction your printer, loading paper, using the Epson ink cartridges. It also tells you how to maintain your printer to keep it working at its best, and provides troubleshooting tips in case you have a problem.

  • Page 12: Options And Accessories

    Introduction Options and Accessories Tip: Check the Epson Pro Imaging website at www.proimaging.epson. Your Epson Stylus com for accessories and accessories: options that are currently available. Optional equipment * Designed for use with heavy media, which can damage the printer’s built-in...

  • Page 13: Where To Get Help

    You can purchase optional equipment and genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson Professional Imaging Authorized Reseller. To find the nearest reseller, visit www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales), www.epson.ca (Canadian sales), or call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).

  • Page 14: Windows System Requirements

    Introduction • Caution: Using an improperly shielded cable—especially a cable more than 10 feet (6 m) long—may cause the • printer to malfunction. Note: USB 2.0 is required to run the Windows System Requirements printer at full speed. To use your printer in either a stand-alone or peer-to-peer network environment, your system should meet these requirements: •...

  • Page 15: Important Safety Instructions

    The printer weighs about 108 lb (49 kg) [Epson Stylus Pro 7880] or • 198 lb (90 kg) [Epson Stylus Pro 9880] without ink or paper. Make sure you have sufficient assistance when lifting it. (See page 19 for the Pro 7880 or page 29 for the Pro 9880.)

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    Do not put your hand inside the printer during printing. Do not move the print head by hand unless instructed to do so by an Epson service technician; otherwise you may damage the printer. Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.

  • Page 17: Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions

    Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions • • • • Caution: Do not use too much force when you • shake cartridges that have been previously installed. • • • • • • Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.

  • Page 18: Printer Parts

    Introduction Printer Parts These illustrations show the Epson Stylus Pro 9880, but the parts are the same for the Pro 7880 unless otherwise noted. Roll paper on spindle Roll paper mounting bracket Front cover Ink cartridge compartment Paper basket Network interface...

  • Page 19: Setting Up The Printer

    Epson Stylus Pro 7880 Follow these steps to assemble your printer and its stand. (If you have the Epson Stylus Pro 9880, see page 29 instead.) Before you begin, make sure you have sufficient space to set up and use the printer.

  • Page 20: Unpacking And Assembling The Stand

    Setting Up the Printer Unpacking and Assembling the Stand 1. Unpack the stand and make sure you have all these items. Parts: Tools and Accessories: 2 Bases Top horizontal strut 2 Hex wrenches 4 Base bolts Bottom horizontal strut 2 Legs Paper basket 4 Basket hooks 2 Strut bolts...

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    2. Insert the right leg into the right base as shown. (The bases and legs are Note: Make sure you tighten all bolts before moving to the next section. 3. Assemble the left leg and base in the same way. 4.

  • Page 22: Unpacking The Printer

    Setting Up the Printer 5. Attach the top horizontal strut as shown. Use the small hex wrench to 6. Make sure each part of the stand is tightened securely. Unpacking the Printer 1. Open the box and remove the roll paper, spindle, polystyrene foam, and fasten the 10 hex screws with washers.

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    2. Remove the handles from the sides of the box as shown. 3. Lift the box up and away from the printer. Remove the ink cartridges Note: The printer 4. Make sure you have all the items shown below, in addition to the includes a Photo Black cartridge.

  • Page 24: Mounting The Printer On The Stand

    Setting Up the Printer 5. Remove the cardboard panels and other packing materials from around the printer. Mounting the Printer on the Stand 1. Lock the casters to keep the stand from rolling.

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    2. Have two people lift the printer. WARNING: Two or more people are required to lift the printer. 3. Mount the printer on the stand as shown. Setting Up the Printer...

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    Setting Up the Printer 4. Fasten the printer to the stand with the wing screws and washers. 5. Remove any packing tape. Check these areas: 6. Open the front cover. Follow the red wire to locate the bolt and bracket Note: To prevent paper jams, don’t place the bolt back in the printer.

  • Page 27: Attaching The Paper Basket

    Setting Up the Printer Caution: Do not touch the area shown below or you may damage the printer. Attaching the Paper Basket The paper basket is a cloth sheet that attaches to the printer stand and catches your prints as they come out. 1.

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    Setting Up the Printer 2. Snap the basket’s plastic connectors onto the hooks at the rear of the stand. Make sure the connectors are positioned as shown. 3. Rotate the front bar once as shown, so the fabric folds around the bar. 4.

  • Page 29: Unpacking And Assembling The Epson Stylus Pro 9880

    Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Follow these steps to assemble your printer and its stand. (If you have the WARNING: Two people are Epson Stylus Pro 7880, see page 19 instead.) required to unpack the printer, and four are needed to set it on the stand.

  • Page 30: Unpacking And Assembling The Stand

    Setting Up the Printer Unpacking and Assembling the Stand 1. Open the box and remove the handles from the sides of the box. 2. Lift the box up, then set it aside. 3. Unpack the stand and make sure you have all these items: Parts: Tools and Accessories: Base sections...

  • Page 31: Unpacking The Printer

    4. Insert the support bar into one of the base sections as shown. Then attach it with two bolts using the included wrench. Leave the bolts a little loose, so that you can adjust the position when you insert the bolts at the other end. 5.

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    Setting Up the Printer 2. Lift the box up and away from the printer. Remove the ink cartridges 3. Remove the cardboard panels from around the printer. 4. Make sure you have all the items shown below, in addition to the Note: The printer includes a Photo Black cartridge.

  • Page 33: Mounting The Printer On The Stand

    Setting Up the Printer Mounting the Printer on the Stand 1. Lock the two casters to keep the stand from rolling. Caster lock 2. Orient the printer in relation to the stand as shown:...

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    Setting Up the Printer 3. Using four people, grasp the printer in the four locations as shown, and WARNING: Do not attempt to lift the printer with fewer than four people. 4. Fasten the printer to the stand with the wing nuts, spring washers, and set the printer on the stand: plain washers.

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    5. Remove any packing tape from the front cover, ink compartment covers, and maintenance tank. Check underneath and on the sides of the printer to make sure you remove all the tape. 6. Open the front cover. Follow the red wire to locate the screw and bracket securing the print head.

  • Page 36: Attaching The Paper Basket

    Setting Up the Printer Caution: Do not touch the area shown below or you may damage the printer. 7. Close the front cover. 8. Unlock the casters, move the printer to the place of use, and lock the Attaching the Paper Basket The paper basket is a cloth sheet that attaches to the printer stand and catches your prints as they come out.

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    2. Turn the basket so its seams face downward, and spread it on the floor. 3. Pass the basket’s rear bar to the back of the printer. Rotate the bar once so that the fabric folds around the bar. Then insert the plastic pins into the stand as shown.

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    Setting Up the Printer 5. Insert the lower bars into the holes on the bottom of the base as shown. 6. Hook the paper supports so they hang along the inside of the basket. Install them in the order indicated below.

  • Page 39: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connecting the Power Cord 1. Connect the power cord to the AC inlet on the back of the printer. Note: The illustrations in the following sections show the Epson Stylus Pro 9880, but the instructions are the same for the Pro 7880.

  • Page 40: Installing Ink

    Setting Up the Printer Installing Ink Use the ink cartridges that came with your printer for initial ink charging. During the initial installation process, it is normal for up to one-third of the ink in each cartridge to be used. Note: The default black ink cartridge is Photo Black.

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    4. Install the ink cartridges in the printer. 5. After installing all 8 cartridges, lower the ink levers. The printer begins Caution: Charging takes about 12 minutes. Never turn off the printer, release the paper lever, or open the front cover while Power light is flashing, or you may damage the printer.

  • Page 42: Connecting To Your System

    3. Plug the other end of the cable into the appropriate connector on your Updating Your Printer Firmware To keep your printer features and functionality up to date, you should check for a newer version of firmware on the Epson support site and update your printer, if necessary. Tip: For best results, use...

  • Page 43: Checking The Current Firmware Version

    Drivers and Downloads follow the instructions on the screen. You may also need to download the latest version of the EPSON LFP Remote Panel utility. EPSON LFP Remote Panel the LFP Remote Panel. Make sure your printer is selected.

  • Page 44: Configuring The Printer For Your Network

    For more information, see the on-screen Network Guide. Epson LFP Remote window. The EpsonNet Config program searches for all Epson printers on the network and displays the MAC address for each printer that it finds. to access the TCP/IP selection screen.

  • Page 45: Handling Paper And Other Media

    • Selecting Media for Your Printer Epson offers a variety of coated, glossy, matte, and fine art paper, as well as other media, for your printer. For a list of available media, see page 46. The following table shows the paper sizes you can use:...

  • Page 46: Available Epson Special Media

    Handling Paper and Other Media Available Epson Special Media Epson offers the media listed here for a variety of applications. Some media are also available in smaller cut sheet sizes and narrower rolls. Check the Epson Professional Imaging website or your Epson Professional Imaging Authorized Reseller for available media.

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    Handling Paper and Other Media Epson Stylus Pro 7880 Epson paper name Size Enhanced Matte 17” × 100’ Paper (43 cm × 30 m) 24” × 100’ (61 cm × 30 m) Canvas 24” × 40’ (61 cm × 12 m) PremierArt ™...

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    Handling Paper and Other Media Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Epson paper name Size Premium Glossy 16” × 100’ Photo Paper (250) (41 cm × 30 m) 24” × 100’ (61 cm × 30 m) 36” × 100’ (91 cm × 30 m) 44”...

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    Handling Paper and Other Media Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Epson paper name Size Doubleweight Matte 24” × 82’ Paper (61 cm × 25 m) 36” × 82’ (91 cm × 25 m) 44” × 82’ (112 cm × 25 m) Singleweight Matte 17”...

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    Handling Paper and Other Media Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Epson paper name Size Canvas 24” × 40’ (61 cm × 12 m) 36” × 40’ (91 cm × 12 m) 44” × 40’ (112 cm × 12 m) PremierArt Water 13”...

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    Handling Paper and Other Media Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Epson paper name Size Textured Fine Art 17” × 50’ Paper (43 cm × 15 m) 24” × 50’ (61 cm × 15 m) 36” × 50’ (91 cm × 15 m) 44”...

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    Handling Paper and Other Media Cut Sheet Papers Epson Stylus Pro 7880 Epson paper name Size Premium Photo 13” × 19” Paper Semi-gloss (33 × 48 cm) Ultra Premium Photo 13” × 19” Paper Luster (33 × 48 cm) 17” × 22”...

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    Handling Paper and Other Media Epson Stylus Pro 7880 Epson paper name Size Watercolor Paper 13” × 19” Radiant White (33 × 48 cm) Textured Fine Art 24” × 30” Paper (61 × 76 cm) UltraSmooth Fine Art 13” × 19”...

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    Handling Paper and Other Media Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Epson paper name Size Presentation Paper 16.5” × 23.4” Matte (42 × 59 cm) 13” × 19” (33 × 48 cm) 17” × 22” (43 × 56 cm) Proofing Paper 13” × 19”...

  • Page 55: Guidelines For Using Epson Media

    Handling Paper and Other Media Guidelines for Using Epson Media Follow these guidelines, as well as those included in your paper package, when printing on Epson paper and other media: Avoid touching the printable surface with your bare hands. Fingerprints •...

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    Choose if you’re printing on canvas or other heavy media. Media that is too thick may damage the cutter. Use of Epson’s optional Manual Media Cutting System is recommended. See page 12 for more information. The following media (and other similar materials) may not work with...

  • Page 57: Loading The Paper Onto The Spindle

    Loading the Paper onto the Spindle Note: The spindle accommodates both 1. Slide the black paper stop off the left end of the spindle. 2-inch and 3-inch roll paper cores. To switch between different size cores, see page 61. Avoid touching the 2.

  • Page 58: Placing The Paper In The Printer

    Handling Paper and Other Media Placing the Paper in the Printer 1. Open the roll paper cover. 2. Place the roll paper in the roll holder as shown. (The black end of the 3. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the l Paper Source Caution: To avoid feeding excess paper, make sure you don’t...

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    Handling Paper and Other Media 5. Feed the paper into the slot and pull it all the way through. If the paper doesn’t come out, you may need to adjust the suction. If you are loading heavy paper, press the u Paper Feed button to increase the suction.

  • Page 60: Removing Paper From The Spindle

    Handling Paper and Other Media 7. Move the paper lever to the Note: Opening the front cover causes printing to stop. Do not open the front cover while printing is in progress, or your 8. Press the Pause button (or wait for 5 seconds). The paper feeds into print quality might be affected.

  • Page 61: Switching Between 2-inch And 3-inch Roll Paper

    However, if you’re printing on fine art paper, canvas, or other heavy media, you should use the optional Epson Manual Media Cutting System (see page 190 for installation instructions) or scissors rather than the built-in cutter. See page 56 for a list of media that should not be used with the built-in cutter.

  • Page 62: Printing Trim Lines

    Handling Paper and Other Media 3. Press the 4. If necessary, adjust the cutting position by pressing the u or d Paper 5. Press the l Paper Source button until you see the 6. Press and hold the Printing Trim Lines You can print trim lines on the right edge of your pages (Auto Cut On) or on the right and bottom edge (Auto Cut Off).

  • Page 63: Using Cut Sheet Paper

    Using Cut Sheet Paper You can print on many types of cut sheet paper and other media. The printer accepts sheets in widths from letter size to 24 inches (61 cm) [Pro 7880] or 44 inches (112 cm) [Pro 9880]. You can leave your roll paper on the spindle when you print on cut sheets;...

  • Page 64: Loading Small Cut Sheets Or Fine Art Paper

    Handling Paper and Other Media 4. Feed the sheet into the paper slot. Make sure the right and bottom edges Note: For heavy paper, you may need to increase the suction by pressing button. This helps hold the paper in place during loading and printing.

  • Page 65: Printing On Posterboard

    Printing on Posterboard You can print on Epson Enhanced Matte Posterboard or other heavy stock up to 24 × 30 inches (61 × 76 cm) [Pro 7880] or 30 × 40 inches (76 × 102 cm) [Pro 9880].

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    Handling Paper and Other Media 3. Press the l Paper Source button until the 4. Push the paper lever back to the 5. Open the front cover. (The cover has special tabs that act as paper LCD display. supports when the cover is open.) Sheet icon appears on the position.

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    6. Feed the posterboard into the paper slot until it meets resistance. Note: If you’re using stock more than 39 inches (99 cm) long, load it long-edge first, in landscape orientation (Pro 9880 only). 7. Align the board with the vertical line on the roll paper cover. 8.

  • Page 68: Adjusting The Platen Gap For Thick Or Thin Paper

    When you switch media, don’t forget to change the setting back to STANDARD. If you’re printing on non-Epson media and not using the Epson driver, you may also need to create a paper configuration to optimize your results. See page 74 for more information.

  • Page 69: Using The Paper Basket

    You can set it up either to catch the paper under the printer or in front of the in front of the printer. printer. Follow the instructions below for the Epson Stylus Pro 7880, or page 71 or page 72 for the Pro 9880. Catching Printouts From the Epson Stylus Pro 7880 To catch printouts in front of the printer, pull the paper basket forward as shown below.

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    Handling Paper and Other Media To catch printouts under the printer, lift the basket up as shown: If the basket is loose, tighten it as shown:...

  • Page 71: Catching Printouts In Front Of The Epson Stylus Pro 9880

    Handling Paper and Other Media Catching Printouts in Front of the Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Follow the steps below to set up the basket in front of the printer. Use this method for posterboard or any prints that are 62 inches (157 cm) or longer.

  • Page 72: Catching Printouts Under The Epson Stylus Pro 9880

    Handling Paper and Other Media Catching Printouts Under the Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Follow these steps to catch printouts under the printer: 1. Remove the metal rod from the upper basket hooks. 2. Pull the upper hooks out all the way, and place the metal rod back on...

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    3. Hook the basket rings on the upper hooks. 4. If you are using the paper guides, squeeze the guides and push them Note: If printouts on matte paper have banding, pull the paper guides forward. Handling Paper and Other Media back as shown.

  • Page 74: Optimizing The Settings For Your Paper

    However, you may want to fine-tune how the printer handles various media—especially if you use non-Epson paper or a paper not supported by the driver. Use the paper configuration settings described below.

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    PAPER FEED ADJUST value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you see dark lines. lets you print with non-Epson media and avoid • DRYING TIME smearing the ink. You can make the print head wait up to 10 seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry on the page.

  • Page 76: Printing Your Paper Configurations

    Handling Paper and Other Media Printing Your Paper Configurations You can print a list showing the settings for all your paper configurations. This makes it easy to select the configuration you want for a particular type of paper. 1. Press the 2.

  • Page 77: Printing With Epson Drivers For Macintosh

    Your Epson Stylus Pro 7880 or Pro 9880 comes with drivers and utilities Chapter 3: that let you print and manage print jobs. For the best black and white Printing With photography output, the Epson driver offers an Advanced Black and White Epson Drivers Photo mode.

  • Page 78: Sizing Images For Borderless Printing On Roll Paper

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh Sizing Images for Borderless Printing on Roll Paper For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select a Paper Size setting with an as described on page 79. Your image may be clipped on the left and right edges, but you can minimize clipping by sizing your image according to the paper width and by adjusting the length by adding 0.1 inch (2.54 mm) to it.

  • Page 79: Choosing Page Setup Options

    2. Open the Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh Borderless printing takes longer than normal printing. Margins are required at the top and bottom of the page on cut sheets. Full borderless printing is available on roll paper only.

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    Then continue with step 5. If you’re using roll paper, Epson recommends that you create a • custom paper size to make the best use of your paper. See step 4 for instructions.

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh • Roll Paper - Borderless (Auto Expand) roll paper and enlarges your image (up to 3%) to fit the size of the paper. This selection is recommended for borderless printing with minimal clipping of your image. See page 78 for more information.

  • Page 82: Choosing Basic Print Options

    Once you have selected your page setup options, you need to select printing options. The Epson driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose additional settings for more control over your printer and color output.

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh 4. If you created a custom paper size for your roll paper, select the option in the Expand Retain Size See page 78 for details. 5. Select the that corresponds to the paper you are printing Media Type on.

  • Page 84: Selecting The Correct Media Type Setting

    If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the paper, or look on the Epson website www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales), www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). If you are using non-Epson paper, consult the manufacturer for the best setting. You may have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the media you’re using.

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh For this media Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) Premium Semimatte Photo Paper Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170) Premium Glossy Photo Paper...

  • Page 86: Choosing Color Management Options

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh * Other Media Type settings in the list can be used to experiment with other Choosing Color Management Options Follow these instructions to use color management in the printer driver. 1. Select For this media...

  • Page 87: Choosing Paper Configuration Options

    2. Select one of the following settings: Choosing Paper Configuration Options Follow these instructions if you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its performance. Note: You may need to 1. Select change the Color Density setting if your custom...

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh 2. Select the correct settings to match your ICC profile. These settings override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the printer’s control panel. lets you control the ink saturation level. •...

  • Page 89: Choosing Roll Paper Options

    Double Single Note: These settings override settings made through the control panel. Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh setting, as described on page 79. In addition, you Paper Size from the drop-down menu. You see this Roll Paper Option screen:...

  • Page 90: Controlling Borderless Image Expansion

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh 3. Select either of the following options, if desired (available only when Controlling Borderless Image Expansion To control the amount of expansion when printing using a Paper Size with You see this screen: Adjust the slider to increase or decrease the amount of expansion.

  • Page 91: Choosing Advanced Black And White Photo Settings

    Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce neutral from Photoshop, make and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver. This mode offers sure you do not use an alternative black and white workflow with settings for more advanced Photoshop’s color...

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh 5. Select 6. Choose the settings that are best for your photo. You can use the photo Printer Color Management this screen: on the screen as a guide. allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and white •...

  • Page 93: Creating A Custom Preset And Printing

    Whenever you want to print with your custom preset, select it from the Presets Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh adjusts the overall density or focus of the • Max Optical Density print. Create a soft focus print by setting the density lower.

  • Page 94: Managing Print Jobs

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Macintosh Managing Print Jobs After you click these steps: 1. Click the icon for your printer on the Dock. If necessary, double-click Note: You can also cancel a print job by pressing the Pause button on the printer and holding it for at least 2.

  • Page 95: Printing With Epson Drivers For Windows

    Your Epson Stylus Pro 7880 or Pro 9880 comes with drivers and utilities Chapter 4: that let you print and manage print jobs. For the best black and white Printing With photography output, the Epson printer driver offers Advanced Black and Epson Drivers White Photo mode.

  • Page 96: Sizing Images For Borderless Printing On Roll Paper

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Sizing Images for Borderless Printing on Roll Paper For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select either Expand page 103. Your image may be clipped on the left and right edges, but you can minimize clipping by sizing your image according to the roll paper width and by adjusting the length by adding 0.1 inch (2.54 mm) to it.

  • Page 97: Choosing Basic Print Options

    Choosing Basic Print Options The driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose custom settings for more control over your printer and color management options. Follow these steps to make basic settings: 1.

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    If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the • paper, or check the Epson website (see page 13). If you are using non-Epson media, choose the closest setting or create a custom paper configuration (see page 112). You may have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the media you’re using.

  • Page 99: Selecting The Correct Media Type Setting

    If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the paper, or look on the Epson website www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales), www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). If you are using non-Epson paper, consult the manufacturer for the best setting. You may have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the media you’re using.

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows For this media Photo Paper Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) Premium Semimatte Photo Paper Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170)

  • Page 101: Choosing Color Management Options

    3. Choose one of the following settings and click the still control the ink density, as described on page 113. Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows For this media Matte Paper Doubleweight Matte Paper Singleweight Matte Paper...

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows lets you specify individual values for adjusting • Color Controls brightness, contrast, saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from three Printer Color Adjustment modes. You can also choose from settings, and use either a color circle or slide bar to Gamma adjust color.

  • Page 103: Choosing Roll Paper Options

    1. On the Properties or Preferences window, make sure the you expect. 2. For the Source setting, select Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows adjusts colors based on the printer’s ICC profile, using the • Image Color Matching system. You can choose the input profile and other settings as shown below.

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Tip: Creating a user-defined paper size generally lets you make 3. For the the best use of your roll paper. 4. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image, click the 5. If you want to print without margins, click...

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 6. Click the button to select a borderless sizing option. Choose Expansion Auto Expand Retain Size enlarges your image (up to 3%) to fit the size of the Auto Expand paper. You can use the slider to adjust the expansion.

  • Page 106: Choosing Cut Sheet Paper Options

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 8. Choose one of the following Normal Double 9. Select these additional roll paper options, if necessary: Single Note: These settings override settings made through the control panel. 10. When your finished, click Choosing Cut Sheet Paper Options Follow the steps in this section to print on cut sheet paper and select settings for borderless printing, if desired.

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 2. For the setting, select Source 3. For the setting, select the size of the sheet loaded in the printer. Size If the size of your paper is not listed, you can create a custom paper size.

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 4. If you want to center your image on the sheet, click 5. If you want to print to the edges of the page, click 6. Click the 7. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image, click the...

  • Page 109: Choosing Page Layout Options

    2. Select the settings you want for 3. Click 4. If you are enlarging your image beyond the limits of your application Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows You see this window: if you want to have the driver resize your image.

  • Page 110: Choosing Advanced Black And White Photo Settings

    Settings Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce neutral and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver and offers an alternative black and white workflow. Advanced Black and White Photo mode also provides settings for more advanced black and white control.

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    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows You see this screen: 5. You can adjust the following advanced black and white photo settings: allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and white • Color Toning output. The default is neutral tonal scale print.

  • Page 112: Choosing Paper Configuration Options

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 6. When you finish selecting settings, click Choosing Paper Configuration Options If you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its performance, you can create a custom paper configuration and save it as a Media Type media, you can select the custom Media Type, select the rest of your print settings, and print.

  • Page 113

    D-max and color gamut. 3. When you finish selecting Paper Configuration settings, click Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the printer’s control panel. lets you control the ink saturation level (for example, •...

  • Page 114

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 4. On the tab, select any other necessary setting for your paper in the Main Media Settings box. (See page 97 through page 103 for details.)

  • Page 115

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 5. Click the Custom Settings 6. Verify that your settings are correct, type a name for the custom media type, and click Save 7. After saving your settings, you can do the following: To use the settings to print right away, select the name you gave •...

  • Page 116: Saving, Exporting, And Importing Custom Settings

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Saving, Exporting, and Importing Custom Settings You can save groups of settings so you can reuse them for future print jobs with the same profile/printer/ink/media combination. You can also export them as a file that you can share with others, who can import them for printing.

  • Page 117: Importing A Custom Settings Group

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 4. After saving your settings, you can do the following: To use the setting group to print right away, select the name you • gave it in the Select Setting To save the settings to a file that you can share, click the •...

  • Page 118: Editing Printer Driver Settings

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Editing Printer Driver Settings 1. Click the 2. Select the item you want to edit. You can do the following 3. When you’re finished, click tab, then select Utility Drag and drop the items to rearrange them •...

  • Page 119: Managing Print Jobs

    If you don’t want the Progress Meter to appear, you can turn it off. See the next section for instructions. Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Speed and Progress Monitoring Preferences...

  • Page 120: Optimizing Print Speed

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Optimizing Print Speed You can use the Speed and Progress utility to improve printing speed. 1. Click the Note: If you want to disable display of the progress meter during printing, you can click the Show Progress Meter checkbox to deselect it.

  • Page 121: Setting Monitoring Preferences

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows allows you to override the length or width • Coarse Rendering limitations in applications (such as Photoshop) that restrict the number of pixels you can print. allows large or complex vector graphics to print •...

  • Page 122

    Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 3. If you want to have the Status Monitor 3 icon appear in your Windows 4. Select 5. Click taskbar, click the Shortcut Icon When the shortcut is enabled, you can simply double-click the icon to open the Status Monitor 3 window or right-click it, then select in the pop-up menu.

  • Page 123: Managing Color With Profiles

    For the most precise color in your prints, you can use profiles designed Chapter 5: specifically for your printer model and paper type. Basic profiles are installed Managing with your printer driver. For a list of the profiles and their corresponding Color With media types, see page 183 (roll paper types) or page 187 (cut sheet paper Profiles...

  • Page 124

    Managing Color With Profiles 3. Select 4. Open the photo you want to print. 5. When your image appears, evaluate the color balance and contrast. If You see this window: U.S. Prepress Defaults menu to set Settings Adobe RGB (1998) If you see an Embedded Profile Mismatch message, select and click embedded profile...

  • Page 125

    6. Select 7. Click 8. Click 9. Under Note: If your image 10. Under contains very saturated colors, select Perceptual. This reduces the color saturation so that the 11. As the colors fit within the printer’s color gamut. Managing Color With Profiles , then click File Print...

  • Page 126: Selecting Print Settings And Printing

    Managing Color With Profiles Selecting Print Settings and Printing 1. Click the 2. Select the 3. Set the rest of the print settings you want to use (beginning on page 83). Note: Make sure that you 4. Select select Off (No Color Adjustment).

  • Page 127: Windows Printing With A Color Profile

    Windows Printing With a Color Profile First you set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a profile to your image, then you select your print settings and print. Setting Up Photoshop and Assigning a Profile 1. Open Adobe Photoshop. 2.

  • Page 128

    Managing Color With Profiles 5. When your image appears, evaluate the color balance and contrast. If 6. Select 7. Select 8. Click 9. Under they need improvement, select . Then select one of the following as the Profile Edit > Assign Profile setting: A different RGB working space (or Profile), such as •...

  • Page 129: Selecting Print Settings And Printing

    10. Under 11. For the Note: If your image contains very saturated colors, select Perceptual. This reduces the color saturation so that the Selecting Print Settings and Printing colors fit within the printer’s color gamut. 1. Click the 2. Make sure the 3.

  • Page 130

    Managing Color With Profiles...

  • Page 131: Maintaining And Transporting The Printer

    The Epson Stylus Pro 7880 and Pro 9880 require little maintenance to keep Chapter 6: working at their best. This chapter describes the following routine Maintaining procedures: • Transporting the Printer • • • • • • • • •...

  • Page 132: Printing Status Information

    4. Press d to highlight tank yourself. Other printer parts need to be replaced by an 5. Press authorized Epson service technician. Viewing Status Information 1. Press the 2. Press the d button until 3. Do one of the following: button.

  • Page 133

    Note: The EDM STATUS option is for future enhancements to the printer. Maintaining and Transporting the Printer (This option must be enabled using maintenance mode on the printer’s control panel to display information. See page 149 for instructions.) To check the amount of ink left, press d to highlight •...

  • Page 134: Checking Printer Status From The Printer Driver

    For more information about the Printer Status menu, see page 206. Checking Printer Status From the Printer Driver The Epson Status Monitor utility installed with your printer driver lets you check the levels of ink in the printer and the level of the maintenance tank(s).

  • Page 135: Checking And Cleaning The Print Head

    The software check the amount of ink in the printer and maintenance tank(s) and displays one of these windows: Mac OS X: Open the • EPSON Printer Utility2 folder. Select your printer and click Applications Windows Vista: Click , select •...

  • Page 136: Checking And Cleaning The Print Head Using The Control Panel

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 3. Select the 4. Click The nozzle check pattern is printed and automatically read. If the printer finds clogged nozzles, it runs a cleaning cycle. If the nozzles do not clear after a few cleaning cycles, run a power cleaning cycle, as described on page 138.

  • Page 137: Manually Checking And Cleaning The Print Head

    3. Press Caution: Don’t run a cleaning cycle while The nozzle check pattern is printed and automatically read. If the printer thick media is loaded in the printer. finds clogged nozzles, it runs a cleaning cycle. Manually Checking and Cleaning the Print Head If you turn off Auto Cleaning, you can print a nozzle check and manually examine it to determine whether any nozzles are clogged or deflected.

  • Page 138: Running A Power Cleaning Cycle

    If you still see no improvement, contact Epson for assistance. is highlighted, then press is highlighted, then press Menu to start the power cleaning.

  • Page 139: Aligning The Print Head

    (page 137). This ensures that the print head alignment patterns print correctly. Follow these steps to align the print head using the control panel: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then load Epson Enhanced Matte Tip: To properly align the print head, you can also...

  • Page 140: Manually Aligning The Print Head

    If you want to fine-tune the automatic alignment process, you can perform a manual head alignment; see the next section. Manually Aligning the Print Head 1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then load Epson Enhanced Matte Tip: To properly align the print head, you can also...

  • Page 141: Replacing Ink Cartridges

    6 months. If you do so, without any loss of print quality. However, it is best to replace a low ink Epson recommends cartridge before starting a large print job. covering the openings with tape.

  • Page 142

    For print quality, a small amount of ink remains in the You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson Professional cartridge after the Imaging Authorized Reseller. To find the nearest reseller, visit “replace cartridge”...

  • Page 143

    3. Raise the ink levers to the unlocked position. WARNING: Do not shake the expended cartridge, or ink may leak out. If ink gets 4. Remove the expended ink cartridge from the printer. It’s a good idea to on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.

  • Page 144

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 7. Hold the cartridge with the arrow pointing toward the printer. Then Note: If you can’t insert the cartridge smoothly, you may have the wrong cartridge. Check the package and product code. If the B Ink light remains on after installing the cartridge, it may not be inserted fully.

  • Page 145: Switching Black Ink Cartridges

    Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss, Proofing Paper Commercial, and so The Matte Black cartridge is optimized for printing photographic images on matte or fine art papers, such as Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte and Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper. MAINT TANK FULL MAINT TANK NEAR FULL appears on the LCD display.

  • Page 146

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 5. Press the 6. Follow the instructions on the LCD display to raise the ink levers. 7. When 8. When Note: If REPLACE CONVERSION CRTG appears, press the Pause button. Remove the old conversion cartridge(s) from the right ink compartment, and then insert the new conversion cartridge(s).

  • Page 147: Installing The New Black Ink Cartridge

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Installing the New Black Ink Cartridge 1. When draining is complete, the LCD. Raise the ink lever on the right ink compartment. 2. When REMOVE C/M/Y CONVERSION CARTRIDGES remove the conversion cartridges from the slots on the right ink compartment.

  • Page 148: Updating The Printer Driver Information

    LCD display, lower the lever and close the cover. Then repeat this step for the left ink lever and cover. Check the ink status using the Epson Printer Utility2, Mac OS X: following the instructions on page 131. Click the confirm that the correct black cartridge is displayed.

  • Page 149: Changing The Date And Time

    Changing the Date and Time 1. Press the Note: You can use the PRINTER SETUP menu to 2. Press d until enable the roll paper counter, paper size check, and several other 3. Press d until you see printer features. For more information, see 4.

  • Page 150

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Follow these steps to use maintenance mode: 1. Make sure the printer is turned off. 2. Press and hold the Pause button, then press the P Power button and 3. Use the d and u buttons to select the settings described below. If you hold it until the printer turns on and the LCD displays MAINTENANCE MODE.

  • Page 151: Replacing The Paper Cutter Blade

    You can check the status of your cutter by printing the status check sheet or viewing its status on the control panel. See page 132 for instructions. You can obtain a new cutter blade from Epson (part number C12C815291). See page 12 for ordering details.

  • Page 152

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 5. Open the front cover. 6. When 7. Release the side pin. The cutter pops out. WARNING: The blade is sharp. Be careful when removing it. SEE LABEL TO REPLACE CUTTER display, hold down the side pin (as shown on the left) and turn the latch to the right (as shown on the right).

  • Page 153: Installing The New Cutter Blade

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 8. Carefully remove the cutter blade. Installing the New Cutter Blade Remove the new blade from its package, then follow these steps to install it: 1. Insert the new cutter as shown.

  • Page 154: Replacing The Maintenance Tank

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 2. Push down on the side pin while turning the latch to the left. 3. Close the front cover when you see a message prompting you to do so. Replacing the Maintenance Tank The maintenance tank stores ink that gets flushed from the system during the initial ink charge and manual and automatic print head cleaning.

  • Page 155

    The printer will not print if one of the maintenance tanks is full. On the Epson Stylus Pro 9880, the right tank is used more than the left. To maximize tank life, you can switch the tanks when the right tank reaches approximately 40% to 60% of capacity.

  • Page 156: Cleaning The Printer

    Don’t spray the inside of the printer with lubricants; unsuitable oils can damage the mechanism. Contact Epson if you think the printer needs lubrication. Do not touch the gray area, roller, or absorption pads inside the printer; otherwise your prints may be soiled.

  • Page 157: Transporting Or Storing The Printer

    Follow the instructions below to prepare the printer for shipment. If you don’t have the original packaging, you can purchase replacement packaging from Epson. See page 13 for more information.

  • Page 158: Preparing The Printer For Shipment

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Preparing the Printer for Shipment 1. Turn off the printer and wait until the carriage moves to the home 2. Remove the following parts: 3. Raise the ink levers. Note: It’s a good idea to store partially used cartridges in separate, resealable plastic bags.

  • Page 159

    6. Remove the two wing nuts and lock washers securing the printer to the and should be lifted by two people. 7. Lift the printer using the hand grips where provided. (See the stickers The Epson Stylus Pro 9880 weighs about 198 lb (90 kg) and should be lifted by four people.

  • Page 160: Moving The Printer On The Stand

    To ship the printer a longer distance, you should repack it using the original box and packing materials. If you don’t have the original packaging, you can purchase replacement packaging from Epson. See page 13 for more information. Moving the Printer on the Stand...

  • Page 161: Setting Up The Printer After Transportation

    You may need to run a cleaning cycle (page 135) and realign the print head (page 139) to ensure good print quality. Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Epson Stylus Pro 7880...

  • Page 162

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer...

  • Page 163: Solving Problems

    See page 131 for instructions. Review the FAQs at www.proimaging.epson.com for possible solutions. If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve your problem, contact Epson as described under “Where To Get Help” on page 13.

  • Page 164: Checking Error Messages And Lights

    Remove the bracket securing the print head; see page 35. Run the head cleaning utility again. If the nozzles are still clogged, contact Epson. Release the paper lever to remove the paper. Head cleaning starts automatically. After cleaning, reload paper.

  • Page 165

    42 for instructions. Install the missing ink cartridge. Press the r button to select NO and replace the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink cartridge; see page 141. Otherwise, press l to select YES. Replace the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink cartridge;...

  • Page 166

    REPLACE THE MAINTENANCE TANK Response Press the r button to select DECLINE and replace the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink cartridge; see page 141. Pressing l to select ACCEPT may cause damage not covered by your warranty. Select YES to switch the black ink cartridge, or NO to continue using the installed black ink cartridge.

  • Page 167

    MAKE SURE THAT THE selected in the driver INK CARTRIDGE AND DRIVER SETTINGS MATCH A non-Epson ink cartridge is installed. NO CARTRIDGE Ink cartridge(s) not installed. INSTALL INK CARTRIDGE NO MAINTENANCE TANK Maintenance tank is not installed.

  • Page 168: Improving Print Quality

    Note the error number, then turn the printer off. Unplug the printer and wait 30 seconds. Then plug it in and turn it back on. If the message remains, contact Epson as described on page 13. Exit the Test Print menu, and check for low ink or incorrectly loaded paper.

  • Page 169

    ◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face up. ◗ Choose a higher resolution, such as SuperPhoto - 2880x1440dpi. ◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP and non-Epson media, see if the RIP provides Try adjusting your paper configuration settings (page 87 for Mac OS X or page 113 for Windows).

  • Page 170

    86 (Mac OS X) or page 101 (Windows). ◗ Adjust the Color Density setting in the Paper Configuration utility. ◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP or non-Epson media, custom color profiles will give you the best color reproduction.

  • Page 171

    Your print appears blurry or smeared. ◗ If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may need to adjust the paper ◗ Your paper doesn’t meet the required specifications or wasn’t stored in a ◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face up.

  • Page 172: Solving Operational Problems

    The voltage supplied by the electrical outlet matches the voltage on the printer’s rating label. If not, turn off the power and unplug the power cord immediately. Contact Epson for assistance; see page 13 for details. Solution ◗ If the Pause light is flashing, the printer is performing a maintenance procedure or waiting for ink to dry.

  • Page 173: Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems

    Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems If your printouts are not what you expected, try the suggestions below: Problem Solution ◗ Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected. Your print has incorrect or garbled characters. ◗ Clear any stalled print jobs from the Printer Setup Utility (Mac OS X). ◗...

  • Page 174: Solving Paper Problems

    Make sure the PLATEN GAP you’re printing on. See page 68 for more information. If you’re not using Epson media, use a paper configuration to adjust for the paper’s thickness and drying time; see page 74. settings in the printer...

  • Page 175: Fixing Paper Eject Problems

    Fixing Paper Eject Problems If the paper is curled too tightly to eject properly, you can attach the paper guides to the printer. There are two paper guides for the Epson Stylus Pro 7880 and five for the Pro 9880.

  • Page 176: Clearing Paper Jams

    Solving Problems • Note: If banding appears on your print, leave the paper guides in the forward position. Clearing Paper Jams When roll paper gets jammed in the printer, printing stops and you see a PAPER JAM paper jam: 1. Cut the paper at the paper insertion slot. 2.

  • Page 177

    3. Open the front cover if necessary. 4. Carefully pull down the jammed paper. Caution: Do not touch the area shown below or you may damage the printer. 5. Close the front cover, if necessary. Press the P Power button to turn the printer off and then back on.

  • Page 178: Solving Problems With The Optional Auto Take-up Reel

    Solving Problems Solving Problems With the Optional Auto Take-Up Reel If you have problems using the optional Auto Take-Up Reel, try these solutions: • • • • • • • Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Driver If you need to uninstall and then reinstall the printer driver software for any reason, follow the instructions in the appropriate section below.

  • Page 179

    3. If you want to reinstall your printer software, restart your Macintosh. Tip: Check the Epson Pro Imaging website at www.proimaging.epson. Windows com for updated drivers and utilities that may 1. Do one of the following become available. 2. Select your printer icon and click 3.

  • Page 180

    Solving Problems...

  • Page 181: Environmental

    Rated current 1.0 A at 120 V 0.5 A at 220 V Power consumption Epson Stylus Pro 7880: Approx. 50 W 6 W or less in sleep mode 1 W or less in power off mode Epson Stylus Pro 9880: Approx.

  • Page 182: Dimensions And Weight

    FCC part 15 subpart B, class B CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class B Maximum roll width Epson Stylus Pro 7880: 24 inches (610 mm) Epson Stylus Pro 9880: 44 inches (1118 mm) Maximum roll length Up to 150 feet for 2-inch cored media...

  • Page 183

    Epson roll paper information and ICC profiles Paper name Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) Doubleweight Matte Paper Proofing Paper Commercial Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (260) Enhanced Matte Paper Singleweight Matte Paper Canvas Textured Fine Art Paper...

  • Page 184: Cut Sheets

    Note: Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the manufacturer at any time, Epson Cut Sheet Paper Sizes Epson cannot attest to the quality of any non-Epson brand or type of paper. Always test...

  • Page 185

    Size group Size name US-ARCH ARCH A ARCH B ARCH C ARCH D ARCH E* B Series B1 Landscape* Super B0* Photo Series — — — — — Specifications Measurements × 12 inches (229 × 305 mm) × 18 inches (305 ×...

  • Page 186

    Specifications * Epson Stylus Pro 9880 only Size group Size name Others — — — — — — Measurements 24 × 30 inches (610 × 762 mm) 30 × 40 inches* (762 × 1016 mm) 36 × 44 inches* (914 × 1118 mm) 11.8 ×...

  • Page 187: Printable Area

    Epson cut sheet paper information and ICC profiles Note: Borderless printing on these papers is recommended on the right and left sides only. * Profiles with PK designators are for use with the Photo Black ink cartridge; Printable Area Default roll paper margins are 0.59 inch (15 mm) top and bottom, and 0.12 inch (3 mm) right and left.

  • Page 188: Ink Cartridges

    Specifications Ink Cartridges Note: We recommend that you use genuine Epson cartridges and do not refill them. The use of other products may affect your print quality and could result in printer damage. Yields vary considerably based on images printed,...

  • Page 189: B Installing And Using Optional Equipment

    Manual Media Cutting System. The following media (and other similar materials) may not work with the built-in cutter: Fine art paper (including Epson Textured and UltraSmooth Fine Art • Paper) PremierArt Water Resistant Canvas for Epson •...

  • Page 190: Installing The Manual Media Cutting System

    Installing and Using Optional Equipment Installing the Manual Media Cutting System Follow these steps to install the Manual Media Cutting System on your printer. 1. Make sure the printer is turned off. 2. Using a screwdriver, remove the four silver screws securing the platen. Note: The manual cutter comes with either two or three holes on each side.

  • Page 191: Removing The Manual Media Cutting System

    Installing and Using Optional Equipment 5. Secure the manual cutter with the four screws you removed in step 2. If the cutter has three holes on each side, use the second and third holes from the top. If the cutter has two holes on each side, use the lower hole on each side. Be sure to keep the other two screws.

  • Page 192: Using The Auto Take-up Reel

    Installing and Using Optional Equipment Using the Auto Take-Up Reel To install the Auto Take-Up Reel, follow the instructions in the manual that came with it. To use the paper guides packaged with the Auto Take-Up Reel, first remove the paper guides and holders that came with the printer, if you installed them.

  • Page 193: Loading Roll Paper Onto The Take-up Reel

    Loading Roll Paper Onto the Take-Up Reel Before you load roll paper onto the take-up reel core, check the following: • Warning: Make sure the Auto Take-Up Reel is • installed properly and is turned off before loading • paper. If it is installed incorrectly or operates unexpectedly, bodily injury may occur.

  • Page 194

    Installing and Using Optional Equipment 4. Press the d button to feed the roll paper out of the printer. 5. Set the switch on the Auto Take-Up Reel to Auto 6. Tape the leading edge of the roll paper to the take-up reel core in three places.

  • Page 195

    Installing and Using Optional Equipment 7. Press the d button to feed the paper forward and create some slack. 8. Hold the switch on the Auto Take-Up Reel in the Manual position to take up at least one turn of paper onto the reel. Make sure adequate slack remains between the roll paper and the take-up reel.

  • Page 196

    Installing and Using Optional Equipment 3. Press the l button to select (Auto Cut Off). 4. Press the d button to feed the roll paper out of the printer. 5. Set the switch on the Auto Take-Up Reel to Auto 6.

  • Page 197

    Installing and Using Optional Equipment 7. Press the d button to feed the paper forward and create some slack. 8. Hold the switch on the Auto Take-Up Reel in the Manual position to take up at least one turn of paper on the take-up reel. Make sure adequate slack remains between the roll paper and the take-up reel.

  • Page 198: Printing Using The Auto Take-up Reel

    Installing and Using Optional Equipment Printing Using the Auto Take-Up Reel Once the Auto Take-Up Reel is installed and paper is attached to it, you can use it to take up your prints. 1. Press the l button to select Warning: Do not touch the Auto Take-Up Reel 2.

  • Page 199: Adjusting The Auto Take-up Reel Sensor

    7. To remove your prints, turn the lever to unlock the reel, and then slide it 8. Remove the take-up reel core from the paper stop on both ends of the Adjusting the Auto Take-Up Reel Sensor If the the sensor position. 1.

  • Page 200

    Installing and Using Optional Equipment 2. Adjust the horizontal angle of the emitter until the light turns Sensor on, then tighten the knob to secure the emitter in position.

  • Page 201: C Control Panel Summary

    Appendix C: Control Panel Summary This Appendix summarizes the functions of the control panel’s lights and buttons (below), describes the informational messages and icons you may see on the LCD display (see page 203), and lists the available menu settings (see page 206).

  • Page 202

    Control Panel Summary Button Description d Paper Feed Down Feeds the paper forward Changes setting parameters within menu mode u Paper Feed Up Feeds the paper backward, if you fed it forward using the d Paper Feed Down button (does not feed paper backward if you fed it forward by hand) Changes setting parameters within menu mode Enter...

  • Page 203: Lights

    Lights See “Checking Error Messages and Lights” on page 164 for instructions on responding to problems indicated by the printer lights. Light Description P Power On: printer is turned on Flashing: printer is printing or shutting down Off: printer is turned off Pause On: printer is paused Off: printer is not paused...

  • Page 204: Icons

    Control Panel Summary Icons Message Description EPSON Printer is preparing to print CUTTING PAPER Printer is cutting paper PLEASE WAIT Printer is preparing to display the READY message CLEANING Printer is cleaning the print head PRESS PAUSE Printer needs you to press the...

  • Page 205

    Icon Description Ink icons 100–81% capacity 80–61% capacity 60–41% capacity 40–21% capacity 20% or less capacity Ink low Ink expended Cartridge error or no cartridge Maintenance tank icons 100–81% free 80–61% free 60–41% free 40–21% free 20% or less free Maintenance tank nearly full Maintenance tank full Maintenance tank error or no maintenance tank...

  • Page 206: Menu Setting Summary

    Control Panel Summary Menu Setting Summary Press the summarized here. button to enter menu mode and select the settings Menu Menu setting Description PRINTER SETUP menu ROLL PAPER COUNTER Alerts you when roll paper is running low. Set the paper length and at what remaining length you want to be alerted.

  • Page 207

    Selects whether to automatically check and clean the print head, if necessary, when you run a nozzle check from the control panel or printer driver. Do not select ON if using non-Epson media or paper narrower than 8.26 inches (210 mm). QUIET CUT Selects whether to cut printouts slowly to decrease cutting noise and paper particles.

  • Page 208

    Control Panel Summary Menu setting Description PRINTER STATUS menu (see page 132 for details) VERSION Displays the printer’s firmware version number. PRINTABLE PAGES Displays an estimate of the number of pages that can be printed based on the ink cartridge status. INK LEVEL Displays the status of the ink in the cartridges.

  • Page 209

    Menu setting Description PAPER FEED ADJUST Adjusts the amount of paper fed during printing to help eliminate banding (–0.70 to 0.70%). Choose a lower value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you see dark lines. DRYING TIME Selects a drying time for ink to avoid smearing (from 0 to 10 seconds).

  • Page 210

    Control Panel Summary Menu setting Description IP, SM, DG SETTING Enter the IP address settings, if selecting the address manually. BONJOUR Select the Bonjour network settings, if necessary. INIT NETWORK SETTING Returns the network settings to their default settings.

  • Page 211: Index

    Index Accessories, 12 to 13 Advanced Black and White Photo Aligning print head, 139 to 141 Always spool RAW datatype setting, Auto Cut setting Auto Rotate setting, Windows, 106 Automatic Take-Up Reel, optional Banding, 169 Basket, paper Black and white photos Black ink, changing, 145 to 148 Blade, cutter, replacing, 151 to 154 Blank pages, 173...

  • Page 212

    Environmental specifications, 181 Epson accessories, 12 to 13 help, 13 media, 45 to 55 Preferred Limited Warranty Plan, Epson NetConfig, 44 Error messages, 164 to 168 Error notification, Windows, 121 to 122 Ethernet port, 14, 42, 182 Index Faint prints, 170...

  • Page 213

    Ink cartridges changing black, 145 to 148 checking status, 119, 131 to 135, installing, 40 to 41 ordering, 142 removing for transportation, 158 replacing, 141 to 144 safety instructions, 17 specifications, 188 Inverted images, 173 Jams, paper, 176 to 177 Job history, 133 Language, control panel, 149 to 151 Layout...

  • Page 214

    79 to 81, 96, 104, 107 to 108 cut sheet, see Cut sheet paper cutting manually, 61 to 62 Epson, 45 to 55 handling, 45 to 76 heavy stock, 65 to 67 icons, 204 jams, 176 to 177...

  • Page 215

    PhotoEnhance, 102 Platen Gap setting control panel, 68 Macintosh, 88 problems, 170 Windows, 113 Posterboard, 65 to 67 Power cable, 39 Power cleaning cycle, 138 Power consumption, 181 Power light, 164, 201 to 203 Preset Mac OS X, 93 Windows, 116 to 117 Print as Bitmap setting, 121 Print head aligning, 139 to 141...

  • Page 216

    173 smeared prints, 171 Progress Meter, 119, 120 Quality Options, Windows, 98 to 99 Registering non-Epson media, 74 to 76, 87 to 88, 112 to 115, Requirements, system, 13 to 14 Resolution Mac OS X, 84...

  • Page 217

    29 to 39 stand, unpacking and assembling, 29 to 31 unpacking, 29 to 32 Suction, 75, 88, 113 Support, Epson, 13 System requirements, 13 to 14 Take-Up Reel, Auto, see Automatic Take-Up Reel, optional Technical support, 13 Temperature requirements, 181...

  • Page 218

    Windows basic print options, 97 to 99 black and white photos, 110 to 112 borderless printing, 96, 103 to 108 canceling print jobs, 119 checking printer status, 134 to 135 color management, 101 to 103, 110 to 112 custom paper size, 96, 104, 107 to 108 custom presets, 116 to 117 layout options, 109 to 110...

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